Technology

This section contains news and updates on the latest agricultural technologies and new product releases to improve your performance.

Unit sales of 100+ horsepower ag tractors increased slightly in February 2024 in the U.S., according to new data from AEM. The month recorded an increase of 2.8% compared to February 2023.   However, year-to-date data reflects sales below 2023 in total units of ag tractors and combines. Ag tractor sales dipped 14.2%, while combines finished under 18.9%. In Canada, combine sales jumped 27.2% in...
The precision farming market is projected to reach a valuation of $ 6 billion in 2022, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during the assessment period spanning from 2022 to 2032. By 2032, the global precision farming market is forecasted to achieve a value of US$ 20.36 billion. Precision farming relies on specialized equipment, software and information technology to...
In a recent report published by AEM, the impact that pecision farming has on the environment was analysed. Specifically, the report analyses how the use of new technologies contributes to reducing environmental impact, increasing productivity and yield and a better overall economic result. The USDA identified three pillars of sustainability for the agriculture industry: reduced environmental impact, increased productivity, yield and...
Toro Ag is setting a new standard for valve performance with the new Toro 900 Series Valve. The 900 Series Valve gives growers an efficient and reliable foundation for irrigation system control while offering designers flexible valve sizing to fit a wide range of applications: everything is bundled in a simple, 4-piece valve assembly that allows for easy in-field...
People from all over the world gathered at Tulare to participate in the 57th Annual World Ag Expo, which is the largest yearly outdoor agricultural exhibition in the world. The event lasted for three days and had 1,258 exhibitors occupying 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Over 100,000 attendees representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 81...
unWired participated at the 2024 World Ag Expo at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. UnWired has been providing Internet solutions to rural and underserved areas in Central and Northern California for the past 21 years. They also offer business Internet solutions, including backup Internet connections and data centre services, at their colocation facility located in Fresno, CA. unWired has been around...
Carbon Robotics has launched a new model of its LaserWeeder, called Track LaserWeeder, along with two software upgrades - spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the iPad operator app. These updates cater to the diverse needs of farmers and provide actionable farm data, aligning with the evolving demands of agriculture. “We are excited to...
Toro announced that Transpira has won the 2023 New Product of the Year Award in the Agriculture Irrigation Category from the Irrigation Association. This award is a testimony to Toro's dedication to promoting innovation and sustainability in the agricultural sector. Toro Transpira caught the attention of experts and customers alike. Through a collaboration with technology partner Treetoscope Ltd., this technology...
John Deere and GUSS Automation have unveiled the world's first, and only, fully electric autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer at the 2024 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, with orders soon to be opened to growers in Australia. Electric GUSS takes the proven performance of GUSS automation and extends its environmental and productivity profile with battery power to further enhance the...
KIOTI delivers more power to its tractor lineup with the introduction of the HX Series. The HX9010C and HX1151C models feature a proven KIOTI engine, a cabin and a heavy-duty front axle. “The new HX Series models demonstrate our commitment to delivering machines built with our customer needs top of mind. When developing these machines, we built upon years of...